Pages of Pets for 3-5 year olds

Pages of Pets!

BookSpringers know that pets can be an important part of the family. We all love our cats, dogs, fish, birds, and more. They can be real, borrowed, or even pretend.

This week is a time to learn more about the different animals we can have as pets.

Before you begin:  Did you have a pet as a child?  Tell your child a memory about your pet.  If you didn’t have a pet, tell them about what kind of pet would have wanted to have.  What did you do with your pet? How did you take care of them?

Even Bibi, the BookSpring butterfly has a pet! 

Stay here with us to watch video, download books, and explore things to do with BookSpring.

Read at Home Together

Read these free, sharable books from our friends at Storyweaver about pets! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

Things to Do Together

Here are some questions all about you to answer and share with your family.

  • Learn more with our partner Austin PBS: Watch A Dry Pet is a Happy Pet! – Video | The Ruff Ruffman Show
  • Can you make a list of animals that you could have as a pet?
  • Talk about the similarities between the different animals listed in the previous question – do they have the same number of legs? What kind of food do they eat? Do they live in the water, indoors or outdoors?
  • Describe an animal that could be a pet and see if they can figure out the animal. You could turn this into 20 questions if they need to ask questions to figure it out. An example might be:
    • This animal has four legs and a tail. It has whiskers on its face and likes to sleep in the sun – what is it?
    • This animal has no legs and lives in trees, grass, or the water – what is it?

Ways to Move Together

  • How do these animals move – can you move like a cat? Like a dog? Like a snake? What about like a dog with a sore paw – crawling without using either one hand or one foot. Pretend to go see the vet.
  • Copy Cat – choose someone to be the cat and everyone else will be a copycat. The Cat performs a series of movements and the copycats try to follow. You can start with only doing one or two movements and see how many you can do. For example:
    • Touch your nose and then your ear (2 movements)
    • Touch your shoulder, then your knees, and then your ear (3 movements)

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read, and what you did.  What did you discover about pets?  Did you learn about an animal that you didn’t know could be a pet?  Did you learn anything new about the pet that you already have?

Share with BookSpring!

How did this activity go for your family?  Please share your photos and stories with everyone by emailing them to, or sharing them with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #BookSpring #ReadTogether

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Pages of Pets for 3-5 year olds
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